5 Movies Every Man Should See
This is by no means a complete list, and it’s not in any particular order, either. I’m not ranking movies here. It’s just that I’m constantly amazed by movies that guys haven’t seen. There are a lot of really great movies that…sure, women are allowed to watch them and enjoy them, but they’ll never really understand them. These are some of these movies. Movies that accurately capture at least some aspect of the male experience, and therefore, movies you should fucking watch. So every once in a while, I’m going to point some of these out for you.
Now, some of them will seem like obvious choices, some you might never have heard of, but the one thing I can promise you is that every goddamn movie on this list is completely fucking awesome.
1) COOL HAND LUKE (1967): If you like prison movies, you should be ashamed of yourself for never having seen this one. For me, this is Paul Newman’s best movie and one of the best anti-establishment stories ever told. Warning: after watching this, you may be tempted to have an egg-eating contest with some of your dumb little buddies. If you do, please put it on YouTube.
2) THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963): Another prison movie, but mainly it’s a World War II movie. Maybe it’s not as deep and doesn’t have as many layers as COOL HAND LUKE, but it’s entertaining as hell. It features some real screen icons working together to overcome odds and spit in the faces of some Nazis. And you’ll wish you were even half as cool as Steve McQueen was in those days.
3) GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1992): My buddies and I used to quote the shit out of this movie to each other. This is one of the darkest movies on this list, because other than the great acting and dialogue, it doesn’t have a real positive take-away. Maybe you don’t want to admit it, but you are one of the guys in this movie. Figure out which one it is and how not to turn out like that.
4) THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY (1966): The third movie in the “Man with No Name” trilogy, and by far the best. I name it the greatest western of all time. If you want to know how a man should carry himself through life, study Clint Eastwood in this film. That dude is hardcore.
5) RAGING BULL (1980): My favorite of these five. This is a movie about an alpha male run amok. It’s an in-depth look at the very complex Jake LaMotta, a guy whose strengths and weaknesses were the same things. His penchant for violence made him a great boxer, but it destroyed every other aspect of his life.
So, that should get you started. Put all of those on your Netflix queue, and I’ll have some more for you in a couple of weeks.
I want more stuff like this!